1077TheBroncLaVerdiRiderIceHockey300x250logo-01Rider Ice Hockey puts the pucks in the top shelf, and The Bronc is bringing you the action! Join The Bronc’s announcers Bob Giaquinto, Erik Johnsen and Samantha Steward at every Rider Ice Hockey Home game!

Tune in this upcoming season to hear the Rider Broncs skate all over the competition live from Loucks Ice Center in Lawrenceville, NJ. The action-packed season on The Bronc will leave you on the edge of your seat! Click here to view the  Rider University Ice Hockey schedule.

Rider competes in the Mid-Atlantic Collegiate Hockey Association (M.A.C.H.A.) North division along with Penn State, TCNJ, and the University of Delaware.

Meet The Broadcast Team

IMG_0679Bob Giaqiunto ’13

Bob is a 2013 graduate of Rider University with his bachelors in Communication and an associates in Business of Sports. Bob has been the play-by-play broadcaster for Rider Ice Hockey since the 13-14 season. Bob is an avid Flyers and Eagles fan as well a New York Red Bulls and Everton supporter. Bob got his start in radio in 2014 as a Promotions Assistant for Beasley Media Group’s Magic 98.3 and 1450 WCTC. In 2016, Bob became the Program Director of 1490 WBCB in Levittown, PA. Currently, Bob is the Promotions & Marketing Coordinator at Townsquare Media’s New Jersey 101.5 as well as an on-air personality Sunday Mornings, Midnight to 6:00 AM.

IMG_0676Erik Johnsen ’22

Erik is a sports media major who is in the class of 2022. He is a host of the pregame for Rider ice hockey, as he looks into each game to preview what to expect. For Erik, he joined The Bronc because he wanted to combine two of his favorite things: sports and talking. For music, Erik’s favorite genre is country, and his favorite artist is Luke Bryan. His hobbies include pro wrestling, video games, hanging out with friends, and watching football on weekends, in particular the Minnesota Vikings. He is also a huge hockey fan, with his favorite teams being the New Jersey Devils and the Calgary Flames.

IMG_0673Samantha Steward ’22

Sam is a proud member of Rider’s Class of 2022. She is a Communications Studies major and is taking a minor in Sports Studies. She is from South Jersey, and is an avid Philadelphia sports fan. Sam is beyond excited to have the opportunity to work with the ice hockey team this year as a color analyst, and can’t wait to start talking hockey! The Philadelphia Flyers are her utmost passion, and the love of her life. Her favorite player is #14, Sean Couturier. Sam is excited to be a Bronc and looking forward to what her future holds in the sports media field.